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“Very interesting visit.”
Review of Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Northwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, and the historic Anderton Boat Lift. This £10.23 million project opened in June 2015 offering a fascinating journey through the life of the country's last open-pan salt making site. When exploring the site and its restored buildings, you will discover how the salt works operated and the impact of salt on mid-Cheshire's people, economy and landscape.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely informative visit here with our car club. The place has been very well done, and the staff who showed us round were very knowledgable and seemed to genuinely love working there.
Would certainly visit again.

Thank eeyorelover
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"well worth a visit"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"guided tour"
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"restoration project"
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"play area"
in 20 reviews
"information boards"
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"original features"
in 4 reviews
"real sense"
in 4 reviews
"roman times"
in 6 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 8 reviews
"local history"
in 13 reviews
"fascinating insight"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"interesting place"
in 7 reviews
"industrial archaeology"
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"local area"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really informative viist to the salt works, not expensive but well worth the viist if you want to understand part of Cheshires history. Doesn't take too long, circa a couple of hours but well worth making the effort

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Well signposted and well kept. There are so many things to see and the bike trail was well used. I would recommend going here to anyone who wants a great place to walk their dog or just a peaceful walk. We walked onto the canal as well up to the Anderton Boat Lift

Thank Tinkerbell1509
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

A truly interesting visit to this former salt works alongside the canal. Audio visual presentation was very effective . A good day out for adults and children alike.

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

a great way to look at what was (until relatively recently) part of our industrial heritage. Well presented (although there is still more wanting to be restored) and interesting I'd recommend this for a couple of hours (or less if you're so minded).

Thank waylander h
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